Sound Lathers Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Students

Topic: sound lathers

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the concept of sound lathers and describe how they are formed.


  • Loud sounds such as phones ringing, bells ringing, etc.
  • Colored bubbles
  • Water
  • Container to hold water
  • Spoon
  • Narrow container to hold bubbles (such as a jar or tube)


  • Begin by asking students if they have ever seen colored bubbles before. Ask them to describe what colors they saw and how the colors looked different from each other.
  • Next, explain that colors are made up of light that comes from the sun. Light travels in waves and these waves can be seen as colors.
  • Ask students if they have ever heard a sound that seemed to have a color to it, such as a phone ringing or a bell ringing. Ask them to describe the color they saw and how it looked different from other colors.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that sound is made up of waves and these waves can be seen as colors.
  • Show students a sound wave and explain how it represents sound.
  • Explain that different sounds have different frequency, or how fast the waves are moving. Higher frequency sounds have smaller waves and lower frequency sounds have larger waves.
  • Show students a variety of different sound waves and ask them to identify which sounds they are and which frequency they represent.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs and give each pair a set of sounds to listen to.
  • Have them identify the sounds and the frequency of each one.
  • Assist students as needed and provide feedback on their work.

Independent Practice

  • Give each student a set of sounds to listen to and identity.
  • Have them complete the activity independently, either by recording their answers on paper or using technology such as computers or tablets.


  • Have students share one sound that was particularly interesting or difficult for them to identify.
  • Encourage them to think about why it was difficult and what they did to try to identify it.
  • Ask them to reflect on the importance of being able to identify sounds and how it can help us to understand and interact with the world around us.


  • Observe students during the guided and independent practice activities to ensure they are accurately identifying sounds and using the vowel, consonant, and closure sounds correctly.
  • Collect and review their completed worksheets and independent practice projects to assess their understanding of the vowels, consonants, and closures.

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